Moto Racer 4 Announced, Will Be Powered By Unreal Engine 4
If you were already a gamer back in 1997, you might recall an arcade racing game titled Moto Racer. This title released for Windows PC and Sony PlayStation to critical acclaim, subsequently spawning a series of sequels and spin-offs before eventually going dormant (Moto Racer DS, the last entry, came out in late 2008).
Surprisingly, Moto Racer 4 has been announced by Microïds, a French software brand belonging to Anuman Interactive. The game will be developed by Artefacts Studio with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4, and even series creator Paul Cuisset is back on board.
With more than 7 million units sold, the first “Moto Racer” trilogy was critically acclaimed by both the media and the public. It left a marked impact in the history of video games, especially among the raging two-wheel-motor racing fans. Everyone can enjoy the series, and though it has evolved, it remains for many players synonymous for great fun and fierce multiplayer races.
In partnership with Paul Cuisset, creator of the saga, Microïds and Artefacts studio actively put the title back on track with a new episode that remains faithful to the essence of the series and everything that made its reputation. Developed with Unreal Engine 4, Moto Racer 4 still equally features Motocross and powerful motorbikes races on asphalt. The many challenges include speed and entertainment, aerial maneuvers and huge crashes. In a straight line, the racing cars can reach over 185 miles per hour, which could be very dangerous on busy roads. However, the more risks the players take, the more points they get to customize both pilots and bikes quickly.
Play fair or not?
Each non-player contestant will have his own personality and driving style and might even remember that a player misbehaved against him. Because, although Moto Racer 4 focuses on motor sports, it does not forbid knocking the opponents over or skidding in front of them to obstruct their sight. The human opponents will remember for sure those bad manners online (up to 10 contestants) or on a split screen on the same machine.
Moto Racer 4 will release in Fall 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, featuring localization in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian languages. Check out the first screenshots in the gallery.